Wake up your drowsy tastebuds with this low-carb Egg-Topped Fried Cheese With Avocados and Salsa on the side. A littleTex-Mex always starts the day off right.
My husband’s favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs and bacon. He could eat it every morning. On the other hand, I crave variety for breakfast so I’m always on the lookout for new ideas. My only limitation is the time it takes to prepare. “Quick” is the key word. A fancy quiche need not apply.
That being said, Egg-Topped Fried Cheese With Avocados and Salsa is now my new favorite. Don’t wait to give this a try, especially if you like Tex-Mex in general.
A word about fried cheese:
I used to enjoy avocado toast before I recognized that excessive carbs were not my friend. Perhaps you’ve discovered the same. Fortunately, fried cheese makes a very fine substitute in some situations–like this one, for example. Be warned that fried cheese will hook you in with its slightly salty taste combined with the crispy outer crust and the soft chewy interior.
Because avocados are an important part of this creation, I wanted to share this gadget I picked up awhile back. It does everything–slices an avocado in half, extracts the seed SAFELY, then makes it easy to slice and remove the avocado meat in one neat motion. I know it’s a one-use tool, but I use it nearly every day so for me, this 3-in-1 avocado slicer is worth it.
This is another “unrecipe.” After you make it once, you won’t need a recipe.
- 3 (1-1/2 oz) slices Queso Blanco or Queso Fresca
- 3 eggs
- 1 medium avocado-sliced
- Salt and pepper
- 1-2 tablespoons salsa
- Fry cheese in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, until golden brown on both sides. (When cheese starts to get hot, it releases moisture, sometimes more than others. No worries. As soon as the water evaporates, the cheese will brown and become a little crispy.) Flip cheese and brown the other side. Remove cheese to a plate.
- Add eggs to same non-stick skillet over low heat. Cover pan with a lid and cook until white is cooked over the top of the yolk. Season with salt and pepper.
- Place egg on top of fried cheese. Top with salsa and serve with sliced avocado on the side.
Queso Blanco is even better in this recipe, but it's hard to find on a regular basis. Queso Fresco is always available, at least in these parts.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 333 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 228mg Sodium: 697mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 19g
p.s. If you try this recipe and like it, I would be honored if you came back and left a comment as well as a rating. Thanks so much. paula